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Sometimes, I surprise myself

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Drop in at Tesco's (supermarket) on the way home from work. In the Bad Old Days I used to drop by one or other shop most days on the way home and stock up on chocolate, cakes, crisps, fizzy drinks, whatever. Then SparkPeople happened and things changed.

There I am in Tesco's looking at the bread. I don't keep bread in because I cannot control myself around it. Whereas I will EVENTUALLY get tired of chocolate, I have never reached my capacity with bread. I don't actually know what it is. I may not even HAVE an ultimate capacity for bread.

So me, looking at the bread counter and thinking, 'You've got that nice bit of goat cheese, unsullied so far. After you've eaten the last portion of beef stew, how about a roll and that goat cheese and some grapes. That would be nice, and an allowable treat, and the cheese is good for your calcium levels.'

And then I think 'Hold it. Right there. You had two chocolates at work today didn't you? Roses, and they are 60 calories each. Don't try to pretend they were only 50. You deliberately chose the biggest. If you remember you actually savoured them. You kept them in your mouth till they melted. Chocolate rarely tasted that good to you. It definitely seemed like a good idea at the time, yes? Well it wasn't. Nor was the nasty tuna mayo sandwich from the canteen because it had full fat mayo in it. No bread for you. And no cheese either. Forget the grapes. You chose chocolates.'

My own personal Voice of Reason. And what monstrous Epicurean sins DO I in fact commit at the checkout?

One kilo of Quaker Oats
One pint of skimmed milk
One and a half kilos of economy carrots

Eaten dinner, ended the day 2 calories under my lower limit. And the point is, I KNEW without checking that I hadn't got the calories for bread and cheese.

Now that IS the wow factor.

Just off for a quick buzz round the gym.

See you later.
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PJ2222 11/28/2012 9:27AM

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RBALF1 11/28/2012 9:21AM

    Nicely done.
The danger of simply walking into the grocery store cannot be underestimated. Waling away without whatever it was that was trying to seduce you is a major moment.

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JOANNHUNT 11/28/2012 9:14AM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/28/2012 9:13AM

    Way to go!

Make today another great day!

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JERICHO1991 11/28/2012 9:10AM

    Great job. Keep it up.

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TINKER0118 11/28/2012 9:03AM

  great work~! emoticon

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NEPTUNE1939 11/28/2012 9:03AM

    I'm with you on bread, I force myself to buy only Double Fiber bread and limit myself to two alices a day.

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QUAIL75 11/28/2012 9:00AM

    Great job! emoticon emoticon

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SCHNEBL 11/28/2012 8:53AM

    I'm with you on the bread thing...could eat it for ever and never get tired. Chocolate I can take or leave, but bread....and cheese...oh my! Good for you for being able to look back over your day honestly and make decisions based on that! Inspiring!

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CAROLINAKIWI 11/28/2012 8:49AM

    I agree with you about arguing with yourself. It really does work!!! When I miss my walks in the morning because I slept in I argue with myself the rest of the day and the next time it is time for my walk there is no question that I will follow through. After all, when it comes right down to it, we are our best motivation. We just have to listen to that inner voice.

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DJSHIP46 11/28/2012 8:45AM

    Great restraint!!! Sound like a carb-o-holic... must continue to beware of bread emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 11/28/2012 8:44AM

    Good for you.

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JULIE700 11/28/2012 8:44AM

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KANDOLAKER 11/28/2012 8:44AM

    Way to go - great check-in with yourself!!!

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IACTA_ALEA_EST 11/28/2012 8:39AM

    great dialogue...sometimes my self talk is a little saltier...or less nice...Ill work on it!

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SLUDERCATS 11/28/2012 8:30AM

    Congratulations on your efforts. I admire your will power...I can learn a few lessons from you, especially where the bread is concerned.

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CICELY360 11/28/2012 8:28AM

  good blog

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PENOWOK 11/28/2012 8:23AM

    That mind thing is fabulous!! Great going!!

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LINDAC107 11/28/2012 8:11AM

  Well done! I can learn from you in that you remembered what you had eaten earlier in the day. I would like to work on practicing that. Thanks for your blog. Keep up the good work!

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MIMIDOT 11/28/2012 7:35AM

    You're the greatest. Always showing us another way to beat the odd. Good for you. And thanks for sharing.

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SHANNONY84 11/28/2012 7:35AM

    That is amazing thinking and its that thinking that makes great changes in your lifestyle!

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LIFETIMER54 11/28/2012 7:08AM

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JANEMARIE77 11/28/2012 7:08AM

    emoticon emoticon and the world and you keep moving forward

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FARIS71 11/28/2012 6:28AM

    Great job stopping yourself in your tracks. I'd like you to go shopping with me.

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GRUMBLEGIRL 11/28/2012 6:24AM

    It's awesome when knowledge gets put into action!!

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THEIS58 11/28/2012 6:13AM

    Awesome!

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DEBBYNATION 11/28/2012 5:41AM

    Ya-hoo! :)

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TRYINGHARD54 11/28/2012 5:38AM

    will power !!! emoticon

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WILMA102 11/28/2012 5:13AM

    I used to stop at the store on the way home too now I just drive by it's not easy because the junk food is still calling my name, but if I can get home without stopping the satisfaction I feel is better than the guilt I get from eating junk food.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 11/28/2012 4:58AM

    You and your "voice" ROCK!
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MRS.DOYLE 11/28/2012 4:43AM

    I agree. I've just left a comment on another blog to the effect that "if you don't buy it you can't eat it". I also think shops should take some responsibility and stop promoting totally unhealthy "food". Supermarkets didn't exist when I was a child and sweets were a rare treat. It was very rare to see a fat person then. Was there a connection?

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CYDNEYLEECH 11/28/2012 4:40AM

    I love it what I realize that what I am looking at will put me over on my calories. Great job!!!!

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SSUSMITA 11/28/2012 4:01AM

    Wow, that is something. My voice speaks too! LOL!

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SHERYLDS 11/28/2012 3:38AM

    congrats on conquering the battle with your inner child.
go for it

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ANDYLIN90 11/28/2012 2:45AM

    It's always so rewarding to have the insight to see the changes you've made through time. Good for youk!!

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DALID414 11/28/2012 1:17AM

    Its all in the learning process

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FRANCES-AGAPE 11/27/2012 11:26PM

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YOU are a PRIZE PUPIL of Spark !

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Brain CONTROL your Stomach/Cravings !

You're DEFINITELY on the right track, dear
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Have a Wonderful Wednesday

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COUPONS0216 11/27/2012 10:38PM

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LILLYBY50 11/27/2012 10:15PM

    Isn't it empowering when you make smart choices???

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KELLIEBEAN 11/27/2012 10:12PM

    Big WOW moment. Way to go!

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LYNNA1968 11/27/2012 9:19PM

    You are walking the walk & talking the talk!!! You are doing so well

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MICKEYH 11/27/2012 9:14PM

    Way to go !! That was a really for wow factor !! Beard is one of my favorite food in the earth. When I go to my local Spanish market, they have a beautiful Panaderia (bakery ) inside the store and their queso pan (cheese bread) is so good. I always want to give in for it as my evil twin sister on left shoulder telling me that I deserve this treat. But lately, I've been obedient enough to ignoring her voice. Lol))

Hope you had a wonderful time at the gym. (^O^)/

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FORMERFATGUY777 11/27/2012 9:13PM

    Great Job

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KONRAD695 11/27/2012 9:04PM

    Absolute wonderful job. emoticon

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MARYJEANSL 11/27/2012 9:00PM

  I am very impressed. I would surely have given in, especially because I am quite fond of bread and cheese. Way to go!

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